A diagnosis of cancer is a major life event. None of us is immune to the
potential of developing the disease. It doesn’t discriminate by age, gender,
sexual orientation or ethnicity. It can also develop in any part of the body. In
the case of breast cancer, one in seven women will be diagnosed with it
during their lifetime. Approximately 30% of those women will go on to develop secondary breast cancer.
Last year Nick rode 310 miles through Wales to raise money for MetUpUK.
You can follow his whole journey and find out more about why he wanted to do the ride in the first place in this video.
Today, MBC patients got the devastating news that NICE has decided not to fund sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy) at the current price. This news affects Triple Negative MBC patients in particular, as the drug has been shown to have excellent results in this patient population.
Before I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (also called secondary / advanced / stage 4 breast cancer) I was aware that there was a huge lack of awareness of
Hi, METUPUK member, Emma Hillier here with some exciting news.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month I was delighted to be interviewed by Radio Bath to raise awareness of secondary Breast Cancer and the amazing work the METUP UK were doing during October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone again with one day, Tuesday 13th set aside for Secondary Breast Cancer. But for those of us living with MBC, “Every day is secondary breast cancer day”.
We started our campaign in Metastatic May with some information about treatment lines and it really caused a bit of a stir, especially on Instagram.
Why? Because people don’t want to think that this disease is going to kill us. We have to remain positive. We have to see the chink of light and I agree we all have to have hope. That was my introduction. We need hope.
Thank you so much to everyone who shared our messages this month.
We hope that you learnt a few things on the way too.
MetUpUk are the only patient advocacy group to address the issues we’ve been highlighting. We’re advocates, we’re campaigners and we’re activists. But most of all we are people.
Yup, we’ve all been there and met a few of these guys.
Which one is most prevalent in your life?
I think sometimes when those outside the cancer world imagine what treatment is like they think we go in, have some chemo, take some photos dancing around our IV pole and then go home and rest for a few days…. And don’t get me wrong I’m one of those people who have taken a cheeky chemo selfie and donned numerous items of leopard print to get me through those loooooooong days in the chemo ward, it’s like armour for what is essentially ritual poisoning!